Careers

Unison offers staff a range of benefits including:

  • Above award wages
  • Access to $15,900 of tax-free salary packaging arrangements, which can add significant value to earnings to eligible staff
  • Monthly RDO for eligible full-time staff
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Leave loading payment
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of government entitlements
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that not only do you have adequate skills to perform your current role, but that you also have the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your personal career direction
  • Employee Assistance Program - we offer external free, professional, confidential counselling assistance to our staff who may need help with particular problems affecting their wellbeing - personally and in the workplace.

 

To assist us in the selection process and to ensure that your application is as strong as possible, please read the attached information for applicants to ensure your application meets all requirements.  Unison offers positions to people on the basis of merit. This means staff qualifications, experience, skills and abilities are matched to the position requirements.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI community and those living with a disability to apply.

Our current employment opportunities can be found below:

Intake Assessment and Planning Worker (Casual)

 

About the role

The Intake Assessment and Planning (IAP) Worker provides high quality initial assessment and planning services to people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and work in close collaboration with other agencies and housing providers.

This role reports to the Team Leaders and IAP Manager and focuses on assisting individuals and families in housing crisis through conducting assessments, provision of information and referrals, with follow up and financial support where appropriate. The IAP worker will work as part of a close team delivering front-line IAP services and long-term housing in line with organisational values and policies.

 

About you

To fill this position, we are seeking staff who:

  • has experience in housing or homelessness support and qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • can adopt a flexible, responsive approach to assist individuals and families to achieve positive outcomes.
  • is empathetic, committed, reliable, positive, respectful and a values-led person
  • has the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with complex and mental health needs 
  • will contribute to the delivery of high quality service to people in housing crisis

 

On Offer

  • Casual position
  • Hourly rate of $45.80 (plus super)
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: iapcasual@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications after the closing date on 9th September 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

 

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

Private Rental Access Worker - Seddon and Werribee (CASUAL)

 

About the role

We are currently seeking applications for the Private Rental Access Worker position to play a key role in Private Rental Access Program (PRAP) with the IAP and PRAP team. Reporting to the Team Leader, this role is a key part of our homelessness services and the main responsibility of the role is to increase private rental access to people experiencing homelessness and to assist people at risk of losing their tenancy. The worker will be required to travel to the two main sites at Seddon and Werribee.

 

About you

Successful candidates will possess exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to take direction and work as part of a team. In addition, 

  • Are self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • Are dedicated with experience in the provision of community housing services - including tenancy and property management
  • Have the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with complex and mental health needs 
  • Have high level communication skills and the ability to work in partnership with services users and support agencies to improve service quality and outcomes
  • Have the energy and enthusiasm with a positive team-working approach

 

On Offer

  • Casual position
  • Hourly rate of $45.80 (plus super)
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: prapcasual@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications after the closing date on 9th September 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

 

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

Social Enterprise Groundskeeper

About the role

You will be required to work alongside our existing groundskeeper team performing general grounds maintenance. Reporting to the Social Enterprise Coordinator, your duties will include a variety of key tasks:

  • Provide reliable gardening service to all Unison portfolio properties
  • Pruning, hedging, weeding, brush cutting, planting, litter and leaf removal
  • Ensure garden and grounds areas are kept up to high standard
  • All round, general ground and garden maintenance

 

As we continue to grow, you will be rewarded with career development opportunities, strong leadership and a team environment.

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who:

  • Has a Current Victorian Driver’s License
  • Demonstrated experience in general gardening and an understanding of Horticultural Machinery Operation
  • A sound knowledge of best horticultural practices
  • Plant knowledge in identification and growing conditions
  • Good communication and presentation skills both written and verbal to allow professional interactions with staff, tenants and community
  • A high customer service focus and strong work ethic
  • Strong focus on safety, environment and quality.

 

On Offer

  • Permanent Part time position
  • Base hourly rate of $26.11 (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading (pro-rata for part-timers)
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: gk@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately. Closing date is on 2th September 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Social Enterprise Cleaner (Casual)

 

About the role

You will be required to work alongside our existing cleaning team and provide regular maintenance services to internal and external common areas. Reporting to the Social Enterprise Supervisor, you would be responsible for ensuring that allocated tasks assigned to you are completed in an efficient, professional and timely manner, your duties will include a variety of tasks such as the below:

  • Provide reliable cleaning services within the UPC property portfolio
  • General cleaning of designated areas, vacuuming, dusting, mopping etc.
  • Manual handling and lifting of equipment
  • Empty waste bins or similar receptacles, transporting waste material to designated collection points.

As we continue to grow, you will be rewarded with career development opportunities, strong leadership and a team environment.

  

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who:

  • Has a Current Victorian Driver’s License
  • Has Previous commercial cleaning experience
  • You’re a can-do person who goes above and beyond to get the job done
  • Physically able to undertake manual work including lifting, carrying and kneeling
  • Knowledge of cleaning safety processes
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Is Reliable and self-motivated
  • Is Flexibility to work early mornings, weekends and or public holidays

 

On Offer

  • Casual position
  • $26.24. per hour (plus super)
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: sec@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately. Closing date is on 6th September 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Owners Corporation Manager

 

About the role

The Owners Corporation Manager will ensure that all Strata Management services are delivered in line with contractual obligations and with a client-first approach to service delivery. This role reports to the Manager, Unison Property Corporation.

Key aspects of this role will be:

  • provide high quality services to Unison stakeholders and clients
  • deliver effective resolution of enquiries, requests, arrears, or complaints
  • chairing of Owners Corporation committee meetings
  • vendor performance management
  • assist with identifying new business opportunities
  • manage the owners corporation budget process
  • ensure adherence and compliance with all relevant codes, acts and regulations as determined by statutory authorities and regulatory bodies, as well as Unison Policies and Procedures

 

About you

You will demonstrate a professional, dynamic and friendly customer focused attitude.

To be successful, you will possess the following:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Owners Corporation Management, with relevant sector qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in securing renewals, new contracts, and resolving complex disputes for Owners Corporation Committees
  • Relevant experience in leading a small team, and achieving key performance measures and financial targets
  • Excellent communication skills and previous experience liaising between management, contractors and stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills including ability to prioritize tasks and adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Some outside of work hours may be required to attend onsite AGM meetings
  • Proficient with Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word
  • Previous roles in not-for-profit sector will be viewed favourably

 

On Offer

  • Fixed Term (3 months) role - 3 days a week
  • Potential to become an ongoing role
  • Potential to increase in hours to full-time subject to funding approval
  • Annual remuneration package including benefits of NFP salary packaging and superannuation of $98,940 per annum (to be pro-rata)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Supportive working arrangements with option for work hours flexibility
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: ocm@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications after the closing date on 9th September 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Senior Facilities Manager

 

About the role

The role is responsible for the ongoing implementation of sound facilities management systems and practices across the property portfolio for the organisation.

This Executive position reports to the CEO and participates in the leadership of the organisation as a member of the Executive Team.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Managing and maintaining the presentation of the asset portfolio, including maintenance, compliance and safety
  • Oversee exceptional service to rental property owners and owners corporation managers
  • Monitor financial performance against budget for both operational and capital expenditure and take corrective action where required
  • Management of the annual capital expenditure plan

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with:

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in facilities management, property, project management, engineering or other related discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience delivering facilities management in a residential environment
  • Commitment to social justice and desire to promote and model the values of Unison in all interactions with employees, tenants and clients and the broader community
  • A high level of personal initiative and motivation, with excellent communication, time management and decision-making skills

 

On Offer

  • Permanent Full time position
  • Annual remuneration package including benefits of NFP salary packaging, motor vehicle and superannuation of circa $165,000 per annum
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Free CBD onsite parking
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please apply immediately.
  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: DFM@unison.org.au
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.